Land Rover Range Rover Review
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover ranks 3 out of 9 Luxury Large SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Land Rover Range Rover, as well as reliability and safety data.
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Automotive writers say the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover distinguishes itself with uncanny off-road capability, brisk acceleration and one of the most handsome leather-lined cabins in the class.
The Range Rover comes standard with an all-new supercharged V6 engine that reviewers say has abundant power. A supercharged V8 is optional, and reviewers agree that this engine gives the Range Rover even more impressive acceleration. An eight-speed automatic transmission that reviewers praise for its quick shifts is standard with either engine. Fuel economy is up to an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Test drivers praise for the Range Rover for its incredible off-roading ability, as well as its comfortable ride on pavement. The 2014 Range Rover remains fairly composed through turns, according to most reviewers, who say there is minimal body lean. Reviewers report that the Range Rover's brakes are incredibly strong and that its steering is well-weighted for low-speed driving and off-roading.
The five-seat Land Rover Range Rover is praised by reviewers for having one of the most opulent interiors in the class, with first-rate materials and a stunning design. They say its front seats are comfortable and have soft headrests, and the seats provide a commanding view of the road. They also say the back seats have plenty of head- and legroom for most passengers. There is less cargo space than many other vehicles in this class, but the Range Rover is smaller than most of its rivals. Critics complain that the standard touch screen absorbs and complicates audio and navigation functions, but they love the sound quality from the optional Meridian audio systems. Standard features include tri-zone climate control, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera, Bluetooth, a 13-speaker Meridian audio system and USB ports. Features available as stand-alone options and/or on higher trim levels include a surround camera system, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 19- or 29-speaker Meridian audio system, a refrigerated front center console and four-zone climate control.
- "The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover continues to improve, adding new features and powertrains, as well as a more varied option list." -- AutoTrader
- "When it comes to ultra-luxury sport-utility vehicles, the five-passenger 2014 Land Rover Range Rover has very few peers. It resides at the top of the lux-u-vee food chain, the benchmark against which many other premium-brand SUVs are measured. Not only does it exude class and offer every spoil imaginable, it's also the real deal from a utility standpoint: It's able to go farther off-road than virtually any other four-wheeled luxury vehicle." -- Edmunds
- "The 2014 Range Rover represents the pinnacle of Land Rover's lineup, and offers among the best combination of off-road ability and on-road comfort of any vehicle. While that former trait comes as no surprise given Land Rover's heritage of trekking to the ends of the Earth, it's that latter characteristic that is such a welcome surprise in a stout SUV. Thanks to the massive reduction in weight and even more advanced terrain response system that came with last year's revamp, the Range Rover is as comfortable hurtling over highways as it is crawling up cliffs." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "For that alone, this new Range Rover contends for that endlessly debated ‘world's best’ title. It really is that good." -- Car and Driver (2013)
Other SUVs to Consider
The Infiniti QX80 costs less than the Range Rover, and auto journalists agree that it has impressive acceleration and great handling for the class. The QX80 also earns reviewer praise for its comfortable and luxurious cabin, which reviewers say is constructed with high-quality materials.
The Lexus LX 570 is praised for its off-road abilities, as well as its comfortable ride. The LX comes standard with a V8 engine that test drivers say makes it surprisingly quick for such a large SUV.
Details: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover seats five and comes standard with full-time four-wheel drive. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 is standard and a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is optional. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Range Rover comes in either short- or long-wheelbase configurations. There are five trim levels: base, HSE, Supercharged, Autobiography and Autobiography Black. The Range Rover was fully redesigned for the 2013 model year, and receives minor updates for 2014. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
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